SABRE LIGHT has won two of his last three races and can once again land himself in the winners enclosure with both Piermarini and Coole Dodger worth noting. The selection has wins at Great Leighs and Kempton to his credit this winter and had three other turf wins during the summer months. He is difficult to dismiss as he always runs his race and although he has crept up the weighs as a consequence of his success he can be certain to go close once again. Piermarini is less exposed than most and ran a personal best when finishing third of twelve at Wolverhampton last time out. With further improvement still to come he is sure to be in the shake up. Coole Dodger is a consistent type on the level but has to put a few disappointing runs over obstacles behind him. If he can be forgiven those poor performances and he can return to his form at Sandown on his latest run on the level when finishing second to The Hoofer then he would need to be considered seriously. But for the winner we return to Sabre Light.
Sabre Light 5-2jt-fav (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden and effort over 2f out, ran on under pressure to lead inside furlong, all out, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo clm (6) pol beating Mystic Art (8-11) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Haydens Mark 16-1 (8-13) Held up, under pressure 3f out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 14l behind Sabre Light (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo clm (6) pol.
Piermarini 9-4 (8-4) Led 1f, tracked leader after, ridden and lost 2nd well over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Boy On A Swing (8-4) at W'hampton 1m 4f mdn stk (5) pol in Mar.
Taken (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Raced centre, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Casino Night (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 3yo app hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Coole Dodger (IRE) 5-6fav (8-7) Took keen hold, tracked leaders on inside, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, no impression on winner final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2l behind The Hoofer (8-4) at Sandown 1m 3yo clm (5) gf in Jul.
Mystic Art (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and no impression final 2f, 6th of 13, 7l behind Stand Guard (9-8) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Amber Moon 33-1 (8-12) Always in the rear, 10th of 13, 28l behind Shamali (9-3) at W'hampton 1m 1f mdn stk (5) pol.
Shayera 40-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, never dangerous, 12th of 16, 25l behind Black Rain (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Pic White (BEL) (9-0) brought down in race won by Baikonour (8-8) at Compiegne 1m 2f clm gs in Sept, 18 ran.
Veras Joy 66-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no progress and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 15l behind Yab Adee (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn aut stk (6) pol.
What's For Tea 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders until weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind La Columbina (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm (6) pol in Aug.
Rosy Dawn 20-1 (8-3) Soon led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 14l behind Sabre Light (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo clm (6) pol.
Threestoneburn (USA) 25-1 (8-1) Always behind, 6th of 9, 14l behind Sabre Light (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo clm (6) pol.